Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Winter 2019 Story Time schedules at the City Centre branch  NEW!

•  See the Winter 2019 Story Time schedules at the Poirier branch  NEW!

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Introducing Playaway Launchpads

NEW to Coquitlam Public Library … Playaway Launchpads! Sturdy little tablets pre-loaded with games about math, transportation, nature, building and engineering, shapes and colours, animals, princesses and more!

Find them on our New Children’s shelves at both branches and also available for borrowing on Library Link. Check one out today!

Family Literacy Day

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Parents and kids of all ages are invited to try games and activities to celebrate Literacy Day. Just drop in. No registration required.

Family Day Story Time

City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Monday, February 18, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Join us for a special family story time to celebrate BC Family Day. Just drop in. No registration required.

Pyjama Story Time on Burke Mountain

Smiling Creek Activity Centre
3456 Princeton Avenue
Thursday Evenings, Starting again January 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pyjama Story Time, 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a bedtime story at the new Smiling Creek Activity Centre. Bring your family for a fun, no cost evening of crafts, games and active play in the gym. Make yourself at home at Burke Mountain's newest hang out. All ages welcome.

Visit our mobile Library Link every Thursday evening starting January 10, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

LEGO Robotics with Robokids     


City Centre Branch, Room 137 1169 Pinetree Way
Saturdays, January 26 - February 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Build LEGO machines with the help of a friendly Robokids instructor! For children in grades 1–3.

For more information, call 604-554-7334.

Science Al!ve: Girls in Science

Science AL!VE logoCity Centre Branch, Computer Lab (First meeting in Room 137)
1169 Pinetree Way
Tuesdays, February 5 - 26, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Students in grades 3 to 5 are invited to join this four-week science camp with all-new content involving robots and computer              coding. Register online.

The popular program is presented by Science Al!ve from SFU.



Parent-Child Korean Mother Goose Program

MotherGooselogoforwebCity Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesdays, January 23 – March 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am

This program is in Korean and is for parents and children 4 years old and under. Discover the pleasure and power of songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm and meaning of language.

To register for this free program, please call 604-468-6101 . Priority will be given to people who are registering for the Mother Goose program for the first time. 

Programs & Events Guide - Winter 2019

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Winter 2019 season. It's jam-packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.
Read it now on Issuu or print the PDF version. Copies are also available at your local branch.

Burke Mountain Fire Hall Story Time

Join us Fridays for story time along with our regular Friday Library Link visit to Burke Mountain Fire Hall. Story times will be from 1:30 - 2:00 pm.

Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.


    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.


    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.


    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9

    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)